Bees have no ears but they can hear

It has been shown by experimentation that honey bees can detect the air-particle movements associated with airborne sounds. Bees antenna havean area called Johnstons organ, that converts sound stimuli to neural impulses. Honey bees produce many frequencies of vibration and sound from less than 10 to more than 1000 Hz. So far it has been shown that they can detect/hear sound frequencies up to about 500 Hz

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire


The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping

visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 


The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping